CHESTER, VA, U.S.A.
SGT,CO A, 3DBN, 69TH ARMOR REG, 1BCT, FORT STEWART, GA
01/10/2013, KHOGYANI, AFGHANISTAN
SGT Aaron Wittman graduated from LC Bird High School in 2003 and The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, Lima Company Class of 2007. Aaron served in the SC National Guard while attending The Citadel and deployed to Afghanistan.
After returning from Afghanistan in 2008, Aaron reentered the Citadel as a Veteran Student, completed his last semester, and walked across the graduation stage with his four deployed classmates in the Class of 2009. SGT Wittman was totally committed to family, friends, and country.
Aaron enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2010. He was Airborne qualified, fluent in the Pashto language, exceptionally fit and loved his Soldiers.
SGT Wittman was an amazing son, brother, and friend and treasured the southern lifestyle of Charleston, SC that included fishing, crabbing, and extensive beach time with his friends and classmates. His childhood, Citadel and military friends will always remember him for his infectious smile and humor. Aaron cherished his dog Midnight, which he and a friend adopted after returning from their first Afghanistan deployment. His beloved Sarah Blakeley brought him much happiness during this last year prior to deployment.
“He wanted to serve his country and be where the action is,” MAJ Ken Boes, one of Wittman’s school advisers. “He wanted to do the right thing,” MAJ Boes added. “That was Aaron.”
“I’ll never forget Aaron’s humor and optimism, even in the worst of situations,” said Wesley Walker, Citadel Class of ’07.